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Lutheran Services in Iowa Direct Support Professional - Now starting at $13-14/hr in Des Moines, Iowa

Direct Support Professional - Now starting at $13-14/hr - Des Moines, IA

Direct Support Professional - Now starting at $13-14/hr

  • Services For People With Disabilities

  • Des Moines, IA, USA

  • $13/hr; ($14/hr weekend rate for Daily)

  • Hourly

  • Full Time/Part Time

Comprehensive benefits package for FT and PT30+; PT24+ earn PTO (paid time off) hours; mileage reimbursement

Why work for LSI?

"I view the world differently because of my work at LSI."

"I believe everyone deserves to be treated with dignity and respect."

Are you looking for a career where you can make a positive impact in the lives of others? At LSI, your journey is our passion! Our Services for People with Disabilities team is searching for dedicated, compassionate part-time or full-time Direct Support Professionals in the Des Moines area. The Iowans we serve are seeking a life of greater confidence and independence, and it's our privilege to empower them toward success every day.

Must be willing and able to work every other weekend.

This is a great position to jump start your career in human services & opportunities for advancement!

Duties

A Direct Support Professional (DSP) works with individuals with an intellectual disability or chronic mental illness. DSPs work with 2-3 adults that require 24-hour support (Daily services), either in their home or out in their community as well as with kids and adults for one on one sessions in the community or in their homes (Hourly SCL services).

DSPs are there to provide support, assistance, and instruction in learning independent living skills like:

  • Money management

  • Socialization

  • Cooking

  • Personal hygiene

A DSP is also there to be an advocate for the individual in communicating their needs, self-expression, and goals. Must be willing to provide transportation, as needed. Various hours and shifts available (1st shift & 2nd shift). Must be available and willing to work every other weekend.

Salary and Benefits

In addition to joining a family of caring teammates, part-time DSPs enjoy a competitive salary and paid time off. Benefits are pro-rated for part-time employees, and team members working 30+ hours are offered a 401(k) and a health insurance plan including health, dental, life, and vision insurance. DSPs are also eligible for mileage reimbursement.

Qualifications

Qualified candidates for this job will have either a high school diploma or a GED. Experience working with Supported Community Living or with people with disabilities is preferred, but not required.

This position requires a valid driver's license, auto insurance, a good driving record, and the ability to pass an extensive background check, including checks of the Dependent Adult and Child Abuse registries, the Sex Offender registry, and the criminal history check.

It's their life. It's your career. Make a difference in both by joining our LSI team today!

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